When the boat first takes off the inflatable tube moves slower across the water, sinking into the waves a few inches. Just like when you pull a paddle across the water, the inflatable is pushing against all that water in front of it and dragging a bit because of all that force.
As you get going, however, you'll notice the towable appears to be riding above the water, flying across as the riders laugh and scream and have fun on this awesome ride. At this point the towable is hydroplaning, which is the goal when you set out on the water.
Making all of this happen is actually extremely simple. You need to have a boat, a towable tube, an air pump, tow ropes or harnesses, and safety equipment. When you're ready to set out on the water you use your air pump to blow up the tube. While being sure that the rope is free of tears or frays that may end up being a safety risk, you hook the towable up to the back of the boat. Make sure all riders know how to swim, have life vests on, and that you follow all posted safety regulations at your location, and you're good to go.
These toys are probably the easiest way to take part in water sports, the only skill required is the ability to swim in case you're thrown off the tube, and the ability to hold on and have fun--so don't be intimidated by the looks of them. This is a simple and great way to have a fun day on the water with your family and friends, and build up a lot of unforgettable memories together.
Towable water toys start off slow, and then pick up the pace and hydroplane across the water at incredible speeds for a ride like nothing else.